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Does being a perfectionist help you?

In November I was fortunate to go to a presentation by Nicola Arnold and Sanela Lukanovic on ‘debunking the myths on Perfectionism and Self Compassion’.  This was what I took away from the seminar bearing in mind I am NOT a perfectionist but in the last 14 years I have coached many people who are. […]

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Out of the Maze by Dr Spencer Johnson

I remember reading a book called “Who moved my Cheese” by Dr Spencer Johnson about 20 years ago. One of my fellow managers at the time didn’t get it. The theme in my mind was, if something changes, we need to adapt and change our approach and be proactive in our approach. I received his […]

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When did life become so stressful and what can you do about it?

In many businesses, particularly in the City, it is often about how many hours you work and, of course, being available on your mobile, 24 hours a day. What is this all about? We have just returned from holiday in America where the culture seems to be about NOT taking holidays– as they often only […]

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Walk the Talk Coaching and Supervision

I know I completed an article on this topic about 10 years ago and for the life of me I cannot find where I have put it in my computer – how frustrating is that! I knew it was a good concept, but life moved on and I didn’t follow it through, maybe I should […]

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Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome?

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Well that’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it. It couldn’t possibly impact me could it? Yet in my 12 years of coaching I […]

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Reflection and a Different Perspective

I am writing this article in Costa Rica as the first step of my wife Jo’s transition from full time work to retirement. As a cliff edger (fulltime to what do I do next?), time to think, whilst enjoying herself in a totally different environment is ideal, as she takes her time and small steps […]

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Retirement Planning/ Life Plan/ Planning for enjoying yourself in later life

Do you have a life plan? Have you considered when you are going to retire? Do you have dreams of what you intend to do and how you are going to fund those dreams? There are so many things to fund for as we go through life whether it is paying off student debt, mortgages, […]

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Do you get Feedback from your customers?

After a coaching programme has finished, I always try and get feedback  from the coachee to ensure the coaching has worked for them and to see if I can learn from the experience and be a better coach for the next client I am fortunate to coach or mentor. Do you try and get feedback […]

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Changing the way you think, to fulfil your potential?

The following themes are taken from the book Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck, if they are interesting to you I suggest you buy the book. When I first read Winning by Clive Woodward it was the first time I had heard the expression “energy sappers” in relation to some people who have a negative […]

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Do you create Added Value for you and your clients?

In the eleven years, I have been a coach and mentor, together with many years of business experience, I have noticed that there are many patterns of behaviour from which we can learn, whether you are employed or a business owner Do you effectively manage your time? – What are the tasks you need to […]

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